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This text helps students and practitioners better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the matrix method) needed to critically evaluate article findings. The fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, and synthesizing are covered at the most basic level. Visual examples and a single case study are woven throughout the text. This easy-to-read and practical reference is an invaluable aid to students, researchers, and practitioners.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
|Ch. 2||Basic concepts||29|
|Ch. 3||Paper trail : how to plan and manage a search of the literature||63|
|Ch. 4||Documents section : how to select and organize documents for review||99|
|Ch. 5||Review matrix : how to abstract the research literature||107|
|Ch. 6||Synthesis : how to use a review matrix to write a synthesis||129|
|Ch. 7||A library of lit review books||143|
|Ch. 8||The matrix indexing system||149|
|Ch. 9||Matrix applications by health sciences professionals||163|